Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992) was an Irish-born British figurative painter. His artwork is known for its bold, austere and often violent or nightmarish imagery, which typically shows room-bound masculine figures isolated in glass or steel geometrical cages set against flat, nondescript backgrounds.
The Estate of Francis Bacon
'One continuous accident mounting on top of another'
An edited extract from Interviews with Francis Bacon by David Sylvester in 1963, 1966 and 1979